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NAMBIAN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Windhoek, Namibia

Based just 45km from Namibia's capital, Windhoek, the wildlife sanctuary aim to provide a safe haven for injured, orphaned and conflict animals. Wherever possible, their goal is to release the animals back into the wild in a safe and controlled manner, with the project directing all of it's efforts towards the long term rehabilitation of animals. 

Unfortunately, not all animals are able to be released into the wild due to habilitating injuries or being too habituated to be able to successfully survive on their own, meaning they will spend the rest of their days at the sanctuary. As a volunteer you will be actively involved in ensuring these animals receive a good quality of life, enrichment and exercise.

There are a number or projects that you could join during your time at the sanctuary.

- Wildlife Sanctuary Conservation Volunteer
- Primary School Education Volunteer (4 week minimum stay)
- Rhino Rangers
- TimBila Nature Reserve Volunteer
- Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate Adventure Week
- Kanaan Desert Retreat Volunteer Experience
- Medical Volunteering at the Lifeline Clinic
- Equine Experience




 

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY CONSERVATION
VOLUNTEER



Activities

 

During your time at the main sanctuary you will be taking part in a number of activities taking place on a rotational basis. Some of these activities include: 

Carnivore Feeding
Prepare to throw food to the resident lion, leopard, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dog, getting a front row seat to their meal time. The project coordinators will share their impressive knowledge and background on each carnivore you visit. 

Cheetah Run & Observation
You'll observe and assess their physical health by taking part in this enrichment activity, designed to mimic hunting in the wild.

Baboon Walk
Sadly these primates are considered a pest in Namibia and often get shot, leaving a lot of orphan young the sanctuary take in who would not be able to survive on their own in the wild. You'll assist in caring for these very social animals and accompanying them on enrichment walks through the bush. 

Reserve Research & Animal Tracking
Take a trip into the neighbouring Zannier reserve to assist in the monitoring of their high profile animals and general wildlife. You will be retrieving, sorting and analysing camera trap images to help gather a better understanding of the animals in the area. You will also use GPS and VHF tracking in search of high profile wildlife that have been released onto the property including lion, elephant and wild dog!

 

Cost (2022 Rates)

2 Weeks from $995

Additional costs for Neuras, Kanaan and TimBila projects to cover internal travel costs

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All Meals Included

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Min Stay 7 Nights (14 Recommended)

(Ideally Monday or Thursday Arrival)

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Age 18+ 

What's included:
- Transfers for arrival and departure from Hosea Kutako International Airport WDH
- Linen

- Housekeeping
- Orientation and Training for Activities
- All Project Activities
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
(excludes own snacks, soft drinks and alcohol but these can be purchased on site)
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Electronic Certificate from Project

PRIMARY SCHOOL VOLUNTEER


Activities

 

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